The following events are taking place nationwide for National Brain Awareness Week March 16th to 22nd
Want to get involved in organising your own event?  Simply email  with the details to have it included on our online calendar.

Epilepsy Ireland-STEPS Programme

Clonmel Park Hotel

**This Event Has Now Been Cancelled** Epilepsy Ireland’s Community Resource Officers for the South-East & Mid-West are teaming up to offer a joint STEPS programme for people in the counties they serve (Kilkenny, Wexf

SUPER BRAIN: The Podcast For Everyone With A Brain


SUPER BRAIN: The Podcast For Everyone With a Brain
by Sabina Brennan
Unleash Your Super Power

Sabina Brennan talks to an eclectic mix of inspiring guests about thriving in life even in the face of adversity. In addition, Sabina injects a weekly booster shot packed with practical tips to transform your everyday brain into a healthy, happy, Super Brain.

Season 1 will launch on March 9th 

Check out for more details or contact Sabina at

Epilepsy Ireland Information Stand

Temple Street Hospital, Dublin

10am to 1pm

**This Event Has Now Been Cancelled** For more information contact the Dublin office on 01 4557500

Epilepsy Ireland- Portlaoise; women with epilepsy event

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

**This Event Has Now been Cancelled** Epilepsy Ireland are holding an event in Portlaoise for women with epilepsy on March 16th from 10am-2pm (registration at 9.30). This event will allow you to meet with other women with epilepsy in the locality as you share your own experiences and learn from others in a similar situation on how best to manage the condition.

Epilepsy Ireland Planned Outreaches

University Hospital Kerry

9.30am to 12.30pm

**This Event Has Now Been Cancelled** For more information contact the Kerry office on 064 30301

Learning To Live With Chronic Pain

Roscrea Library, Birr Road, Roscrea, Tipperary

**This Event Has Now Been Cancelled** Living with Pain? Struggling to Cope? You are not alone.

Chronic Pain Ireland is the National Support Group for people living with persistent/chronic pain. Come along to our talk delivered by Chronic Pain Ireland’s Martina Phelan who will outline tools and techniques that can help you cope and manage your condition. All Welcome.

March 18th 2020 from 6pm to 7.30pm

Synaesthesia concert for Brain Awareness Week

Renehan Hall, South Campus, Maynooth

The event will feature short introductions from Sophie Lee (UL and The Irish Music & Brain Research Group TIMBRE) and Prof Fiona Newell (TCD &TCIN), followed by a concert from pianist Dr Svetlana Rudenko, who will perform pieces by Liszt, Debussy, Brahms and Scriabin, with visuals from Jane Mackay, Tim Leyden and Maura McDonnell. The event will take place on Wednesday March 18th at 5pm.

Carers Epilepsy Awareness Information & Support Session

Westside Resource Centre, Galway

**This Event Has Now Been Cancelled**Epilepsy Ireland are hosting an event on March 18th from 11 am-1pm in the Westside Resource Centre, Galway. The event will be broken into two parts. The first will focus on information regarding epilepsy; seizure types and how to perform first aid correctly. The second will focus on the supports that are available for carers in the country. 

Polio Survivors: Overview of recent research work in Beaumont Hospital/Trinity College

The Knowledge Exchange, Trinity Biomedical Science

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, CONTACT do@ppsg for further information


The researchers at Beaumont Hospital/Trinity College Dublin, under the auspices of Professor Orla Hardiman, will be giving an overview of the research they have recently been working on and which some of the members of Polio Survivors Ireland have participated in. 

· Dr. Amina Coffey will provide a short update on the work on imaging (MRI scans) and MUNIX (neurophysiology of muscles).

Chronic Migraine Self Management Course, Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoighaire, Dublin

This 3 week course offers self-management tools and pain management strategies for people living with Chronic Migraine.


Thursday Evenings March 5th, 12th and 19th

For more information contact

Migraine Course

Chronic Migraine Self Management Course, Waterford

Waterford City

This 3 week course offers self-management tools and pain management strategies for people living with Chronic Migraine.


Thursday Evenings March 19th, 26th and  April 2nd

For more information contact

Migraine Waterford

Huntington's Disease Cafe Evening

Bloomfield Health Services, Rathfarnham



Thursday 19-03-2020

Bloomfield Health Services, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Huntington’s Disease Association and Bloomfield Health Services Café Evening for people impacted by Huntington’s Disease with Guest Speaker Dr. Melanie Ryberg, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist ‘Building and Strengthening Resilience While Living With HD’

VisABIlity Living with a severe Acquired Brain Injury (sABI): An Saol

DCU Student Hub


This interactive experience will spread awareness about sABI, An Saol and what we do as well as highlight a positive message relating to our services and the research we wish to conduct.

11- 3 P.M

For more information please contact Christine, Advocacy and Communications Officer at 01 8622716

2nd Annual Regional Stroke Conference & Awareness Event

Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

The purpose of the event is to promote awareness around stroke, aphasia and brain injury; rehab and recovery, support for family and 
carers, risks and prevention, healthy lifestyle, medical advancements in various treatments and stroke survivor stories. 

The event is hosted by South Tipperary Stroke Communication Group in association with The Irish Heart Foundation. All are welcome to attend. Further information from Martin Quinn on 087-6101628. 

DCU Reward the Brain Event

Dublin City University

Reward the brain: brain processes underlying impulsive and controlled behaviour in adolescents and young adults". DCU are hosting a Talk and Panel Discussion. Taking place on Thursday 2nd April 2-5 pm. Contact for further information.

World Brain Day

Online Event

World Brain Day takes place on July 22nd 2020. Our theme this year is COVID-19: THE Impact. On World Brain Day we aim to raise awareness of the impact of COVID-19 on people with neurological conditions and their families as well as on the neurological charities they rely on for specialist support.

Go to or for full details about the day.